• Gain an understanding of the American legal system (local, state, federal), legal reasoning and the vocabulary of the law.
  • Learn how to conduct legal research and analyze and distinguish between various legal sources, including case law, statutes, and regulations.
  • Develop the skills to determine when it is appropriate to turn to legal counsel, and how to communicate with counsel verbally and in writing.
  • Understand how laws and regulations affect your workplace and how your workplace can respond strategically to the regulatory environment and any legal challenges.

Student Learning Outcomes for Masters in Legal Studies Concentrations

Health Law

  • Gain an understanding of the statutory and regulatory framework that governs the American healthcare system.
  • Understand how regulatory changes can influence organizations within the American healthcare system and ways in which organizations can respond to such changes.
  • Learn how to research, identify and analyze legal issues relevant to American healthcare organizations.

Business Law

  • Gain an understanding of the legal framework that underpins financial transactions between companies, individuals, and government entities.
  • Learn how laws and regulations influence domestic and global business strategies.
  • Learn how to research, identify and analyze key legal issues affecting large and small businesses.

Human Resources

  • Gain an understanding of the statutes, regulations and major court cases relating to anti-discrimination law.
  • Learn how to research, identify and analyze employment law issues.
  • Identify and distinguish rights and obligations of employees and employers in private, non-profit, and government contexts.

Intellectual Property Law

  • Gain an understanding of the key principles and doctrines in the field of intellectual property.
  • Learn how to identify issues relating to trademark, copyright, and patent law.
  • Understand intellectual property issues relevant to media and emerging technologies.